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(New Musical Express)   The 50 "Most Explosive Choruses" in music, topped by Oasis, Kings of Leon, and The Killers   (nme.com) divider line 111
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2012-02-29 09:31:20 AM  
This is well-written, has interesting trivia, contains nice links for further info, & is worth going back to see all 50 (Link), since the submitted link only takes you to the Top 10.
 
2012-02-29 09:56:51 AM  
A slow and boring Oasis song* at #1? Are you serious?

*Lot of narrowing-down happening here
 
2012-02-29 09:58:52 AM  
The Killers are horrible. I have no idea how they are popular.
 
2012-02-29 10:40:52 AM  

Rev.K: The Killers Arcitc Monkeys are horrible. I have no idea how they are popular.


FTFM. I tried, I can't take it.

\not that the Killers are good, I'm just saying
\\and love that Muse disabled the embedding for them not understanding the difference between "chorus" and "intro lick"
 
2012-02-29 10:59:05 AM  
Now that I've read the rest...there's a whole lotta fail on there. Even after you get past the fact that since it's NME, aka the British version of Rolling Stone, you have Adele (I refer to that song as "learn to transpose on a keyboard, dumbass"), the worst Iron Maiden song ever (and yes, saying that hurts), a Nirvana chorus that is almost completely just Kurt screaming, the song that signaled the end of new Bon Jovi music being played on rock stations, the most overplayed song of the millenium, and if that weren't enough, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."

Seriously, the British gave us The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones...how'd it go so horribly wrong over there??
 
2012-02-29 11:26:15 AM  
It's links like this that let me know how old I've become.
 
2012-02-29 11:36:30 AM  
8 The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drums

There is nothing "explosive" about The Stone Roses. I like a lot of songs by them, but explosive? No.
 
2012-02-29 11:38:26 AM  

FriarReb98: the worst Iron Maiden song ever


notsureifserious.jpg

Also this list isn't about good songs, just songs where people go nuts when the chorus hits, as such it does pretty well.
 
2012-02-29 11:55:26 AM  

Rev.K: The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, and Kings of Leon are horrible. I have no idea how they are popular.


FTFM. I tried, I can't take it.
 
2012-02-29 11:55:49 AM  
 
2012-02-29 11:59:37 AM  
What, no Tuba Mirum from Verdi's Manzoni Requiem?

No Riders of Doom from Basil Poledouris's Conan?
 
2012-02-29 12:00:46 PM  
Beastie Boys (new window)

The Biz (new window)
 
2012-02-29 12:03:32 PM  
Holy shiat that top 10 is terrible, with the exception of #2.
 
2012-02-29 12:08:55 PM  
And here I thought "O Fortuna" would be #1.
 
2012-02-29 12:12:53 PM  
The Top Ten should really just be various Muppets songs that allowed Gonzo and his cannon in on the fun.

Two covers of Oasis that improve it for the better:

Beardyman (new window)

The Wurzels (new window)
 
2012-02-29 12:13:10 PM  
No Queen? And of course Adele is on there.
/glad to see bowie on there twice.
 
2012-02-29 12:13:21 PM  
Pixies "The Holiday Song" should be on there.
 
2012-02-29 12:14:07 PM  
I expected The Antichrist by Slayer at # 1
 
2012-02-29 12:14:39 PM  
New Noise by Refused is nowhere on the list. Seriously?

Refused - New Noise (new window)
 
2012-02-29 12:15:36 PM  
The list is pretentious
 
2012-02-29 12:16:28 PM  
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds noticeably absent.

/and Clutch
 
2012-02-29 12:19:52 PM  

WhyteRaven74: FriarReb98: the worst Iron Maiden song ever

notsureifserious.jpg

Also this list isn't about good songs, just songs where people go nuts when the chorus hits, as such it does pretty well.


I really do dislike it. You have to go with The Trooper for their best song. Run To The Hills is the most over-done Maiden song.
 
2012-02-29 12:20:15 PM  
Glad to see Muse in the top ten, but why Plug in Baby when it could be Uprising? That's way more explosive.
 
2012-02-29 12:23:51 PM  
I love when hipsters do music lists. "Oh that band you never heard of before had the best song/album/hook/bassline ever. And because I have a website, I'm gonna post about it."
 
2012-02-29 12:24:43 PM  

fruitloop: The Biz (new window)


Good lords of Cobol that *still* sucks sweaty donkey balls. Thanks for the unwelcomed earwig; I had forgotten that travesty even existed.

Now that I have suffered through that video, I find it amusing that he refers to his spurring girl's name as "Blah blah blah"; the Greeks used "Blahblah" as a way of identifying any language that they thought was gibberish, and usually saved that gem for the various African dialects.
 
2012-02-29 12:27:51 PM  
Great White unavailable for comment.
 
2012-02-29 12:28:26 PM  
Random list is random. Did they just put their iPod on shuffle?

Oh...NME, nevermind.
 
2012-02-29 12:29:27 PM  

Outrageous Muff: I love when hipsters do music lists. "Oh that band you never heard of before had the best song/album/hook/bassline ever. And because I have a website, I'm gonna post about it."


People have never heard of Oasis, Kings of Leon, and The Killers?
 
2012-02-29 12:29:49 PM  

Outrageous Muff: I love when hipsters do music lists. "Oh that band you never heard of before had the best song/album/hook/bassline ever. And because I have a website one of the biggest music publications in Britain, I'm gonna post about it."


Silly list, but it's not like it's some loser in a basement putting it out.
 
2012-02-29 12:29:58 PM  
 
rka
2012-02-29 12:30:49 PM  
Pearl Jam's Alive no better than #25? Cmon. It's a song about a dead father he didn't know and how his mom wanted to sex him up....and everyone sings it likes it some sort of life-affirming song of hope.
 
2012-02-29 12:31:48 PM  

thespindrifter: Now that I have suffered through that video, I find it amusing that he refers to his spurring girl's name as "Blah blah blah"; the Greeks used "Blahblah" as a way of identifying any language that they thought was gibberish that they no habla espanol


FTFY.
 
2012-02-29 12:32:59 PM  
WE DON'T NEED NO TOP 50 LIST.
 
2012-02-29 12:35:00 PM  

sprawl15: /and Clutch


I feel like this song would have been better for this list. Not saying it's a better song, but more explosive chorus.

on a side note, just learned it was "get out, eject" not "get up, eat sh*t" like I've thought it was for the longest time.
 
2012-02-29 12:36:00 PM  

Outrageous Muff: I love when hipsters do music lists. "Oh that band you never heard of before had the best song/album/hook/bassline ever. And because I have a website, I'm gonna post about it."


Wow, you are stupid. Not just throwing out a random insult, just an observation.
 
2012-02-29 12:36:52 PM  

LeroyBourne: No Queen? And of course Adele is on there.
/glad to see bowie on there twice.


Ditto...

no 'We Are the Champions'? Hell, don't those Brits remember all of Wembley singing 'Radio Ga-Ga' in unison?

and the wrong Killers song was noted. Even Nike knows 'All These Things That I've Done' has the best chorus. "I've got soul..."
 
2012-02-29 12:37:10 PM  

Red Sparrow: I feel like this song would have been better for this list. Not saying it's a better song, but more explosive chorus.


I was hoping for Red Horse Rainbow, but Youtube didn't seem to have any non-live versions.

/High Caliber Consecrator would have also worked.
 
2012-02-29 12:37:35 PM  

FreakinB: People have never heard of Oasis, Kings of Leon, and The Killers?


It's never the big names. There are always big names to cover up the "I love this band and I'm gonna rate it high because fark you I'm making the list." The Arctic Monkeys? The Stone Roses?
 
2012-02-29 12:39:29 PM  

Outrageous Muff: FreakinB: People have never heard of Oasis, Kings of Leon, and The Killers?

It's never the big names. There are always big names to cover up the "I love this band and I'm gonna rate it high because fark you I'm making the list." The Arctic Monkeys? The Stone Roses?


The Arctic Monkeys and The Stone Roses ARE big names in the UK.
 
2012-02-29 12:46:51 PM  

LeroyBourne: No Queen?


THIS! And yet #11 is Lana Del Farking Rey? WTF?
 
2012-02-29 12:46:54 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: Wow, you are stupid. Not just throwing out a random insult, just an observation.


So you're telling me that in the entire history of modern pop music from the 1950's to today, Lana Del Ray has the 11th greatest chorus hook? I don't give a shiat if the list is done by the biggest music publication in Britian the list is shiat, and was done by people who think "this is new therefore it must be better than everything that has ever been."
 
2012-02-29 12:48:08 PM  
If by "music" you mean "pop music that dates from 1960 forward", then sure.

Of course, it's hard to dance to "Dies Irae".
 
2012-02-29 12:50:58 PM  

Outrageous Muff: FreakinB: People have never heard of Oasis, Kings of Leon, and The Killers?

It's never the big names. There are always big names to cover up the "I love this band and I'm gonna rate it high because fark you I'm making the list." The Arctic Monkeys? The Stone Roses?


You've never heard of The Arctic Monkeys or The Stone Roses? And even if you haven't, you would have if you were from the UK.
 
2012-02-29 12:51:51 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Mr_Ectomy: Wow, you are stupid. Not just throwing out a random insult, just an observation.

So you're telling me that in the entire history of modern pop music from the 1950's to today, Lana Del Ray has the 11th greatest chorus hook? I don't give a shiat if the list is done by the biggest music publication in Britian the list is shiat, and was done by people who think "this is new therefore it must be better than everything that has ever been."


I'm just saying that you are picking piss poor examples of why it's a shiatty list. I agree that it's a shiatty list, it's just that you are a shiatty debater. Your first mistake was "Blahblahblah Hipster blahblahblah"
 
2012-02-29 12:54:25 PM  
Please to see Plug in Baby at 5. That song kicks ass. Skeptical that Lanna Del Ray is on there at #11. It's a strange list. There are a bunch of songs in the 20-30 range that would be top 10 for me.

Foo Fighters - Everlong
U2 - Pride
Pearl Jam - Alive
 
2012-02-29 12:56:40 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: The Arctic Monkeys and The Stone Roses ARE big names in the UK.


Yeah and? As is pointed out in the thread, Queen isn't even on the list. Neither is the Who, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, pretty much anything from the 1950's or 60's when the chorus was all that was important in a pop song. They get music from America and Canada over there right? They must because some bands from across the pond are on there.

This reminds me of an SNL skit from the 1990's where a bunch of MPs in the house of commons were one by one standing up to say of great Oasis was and all other music before that was shiat.
 
2012-02-29 01:02:41 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: I'm just saying that you are picking piss poor examples of why it's a shiatty list. I agree that it's a shiatty list, it's just that you are a shiatty debater. Your first mistake was "Blahblahblah Hipster blahblahblah"


I should have said hipster-type list. The list reminded me of other lists posted on here from American-based websites that make similar lists like "best guitar solo" or "Best Chorus" and it's a 50 songs from their favorite bands that they know about and if you don't know them you suck and don't know music like them.
 
2012-02-29 01:03:12 PM  
Link (new window)
 
2012-02-29 01:03:30 PM  
No "Creep" by Radiohead
No Pixies at all.

I do not think "explosive chorus" means what I think it means.
 
2012-02-29 01:07:59 PM  

FreakinB: You've never heard of The Arctic Monkeys or The Stone Roses? And even if you haven't, you would have if you were from the UK.


That's nice, then name the list "Top 50 British Songs That the Author Likes the Chorus Of With Some Other Songs Sprinkled In There." This was the kind of list a buddy of mine would make in college and then put on his student radio show, and this is Britain's largest music publication?
 
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